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2014 LA Auto Show - What BMW's competition is up to

by Tim Jones on November 19, 2014 at 05:56:00 PM

The Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the most influential automotive events on Earth. For ten days, November 21st - 30th the show takes center stage at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With nearly 60 debuts of new vehicles, you can be one of the first in the world to see these new cars and trucks up close and personal.

VIDEO: The only BMW 507 boat - BMW Boat?

by Tim Jones on October 24, 2014 at 05:01:00 PM
VIDEO: The only BMW 507 boat - BMW Boat?

It was an experiment in the late 50s to make a speedboat with a BMW 507 engine and design. A unique beauty. But then the boat disappeared for decades, until a young guy heard of the boat, found and restored it.

The BMW 507 is a very rare BMW roadster, only around 250 cars have been produced in the 1950s. And this is the only BMW 507 boat.

BMW announces October price increase for many BMW models

by Tim Jones on September 30, 2014 at 05:02:00 PM

BMW of North America announced a modest inflationary price increase for some Model Year 2015 vehicles, effective October 1, 2014. The Destination and Handling fee for all models is $950 and is included in the following list for current and new prices.

Your next BMW could be built in Mexico - New plant in San Luis Potosí

by Tim Jones on July 03, 2014 at 01:49:00 PM
Your next BMW could be built in Mexico - New plant in San Luis Potosí

The BMW Group will build a new plant in Mexico in close proximity to the city of San Luis Potosí in the state of the same name. This move is in line with the company's clear strategic policy of ensuring globally-balanced growth.

How does BMW adding a plant in Mexico make you feel about the future of the brand?

GoPro iDrive integration from BMW Apps

by Tim Jones on June 12, 2014 at 11:42:00 AM
GoPro iDrive integration from BMW Apps

Integrate your GoPro into BMW iDrive using BMW apps. In BMW vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, a GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMWs iDrive controller and high-resolution screen.

In addition to aiming the camera using BMW's large central screen, users may quickly choose between six pre-set camera modes: Leisure Drive Facing Out, Night Driving, Sport Drive Facing Out, Drive Camera Facing In, Winding Road Time-lapse, and Straight Road Time-lapse. The camera's RECORD function may be started and stopped by the driver at will, and vital camera status indicators are displayed, including recording elapsed time, battery life, and Wi-Fi signal strength. The user may also toggle the camera's SLEEP mode to prolong battery life between shots.

Bimmerfest coverage of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

by Tim Jones on March 08, 2014 at 02:23:00 PM
Bimmerfest coverage of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

The 2014 Geneva International Motor Show was a grand event for BMW with numerous models celebrate their European premiere. Highlights include the 4 Series Gran Coupe, the FWD 2 Series Active Tourer, LCI X3 SUV, F80 M3 and F82 M4. Click through all the photos to see what was at the show.

BMW returns to original factory building from 1918

by Tim Jones on February 26, 2014 at 10:50:00 AM
BMW returns to original factory building from 1918

BMW has acquired a plot of land covering more than 140,000 square feet in Munich. Its close proximity to BMW Plant Munich, BMW's "four-cylinder" building, BMW Welt and the BMW Museum makes this an ideal new home for BMW Group Classic.

Among the buildings on the plot is a section of the original BMW factory built in 1918. The company will therefore regain ownership of part of the old aero engine production halls, we well as the entrance building from those early days.

Funny BMW Commercial: Opportunity Knocks with a BMW 3 Series

by Tim Jones on February 11, 2014 at 05:54:00 PM

When opportunity knocks, don't let it pass you by. Meet the BMW 3 Series. This is one of the funnier commercial of late from BMW.

BMW a finalist in every category for the World Car Awards

by Tim Jones on February 11, 2014 at 11:25:00 AM
BMW a finalist in every category for the World Car Awards

With the countdown running for the 2014 World Car Awards (WCAs) ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) BMW has taken a spot in every category. The F32 BMW 4 Series for the World Car of the Year, F15 BMW X5 for the World Luxury Car, BMW M6 Gran Coupe for World Performance Car, BMW i3 for WOrld Green Car and again the BMW i3 for the World Car Design.

Three "Value Champion" wins for BMW with the 3 Touring, X3 and 5 Touring

by Tim Jones on February 07, 2014 at 11:14:00 AM

BMW takes home "Value Champion" wins in the mid-range, compact SUV and luxury segment with the 3 series touring, X3 and 3 series touring.


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